Saturday, September 13, 2008
One Nation Under God's... Judgement?
I am not politically savvy, and I confess to not being too particularly interested in elections or government affairs. There are certain topics and elections that do get me out to the polls, or make me look into certain issues, but overall I am very naive to the political world. With that said, it is hard to ignore the issues with this upcoming presidential election in November.
Weighing both candidates against the Bible brings them both up short. McCain would have been my first pick, if just because he was the best of the worst. But, since choosing Sarah Palin as his running mate, I am now completely confused. Excuse me, while I get on my soapbox...I am one of those firm believers that God really did create men and women different, and He has also created different roles for them. We will only be happy as we seek to fulfill those roles.
Growing up in this generation it is nearly impossible for one to not be inundated with the worlds beliefs before being saved, and then have to spend a good part of ones married life needing to learn what these roles really look like. Putting them into practice becomes even harder without a good, godly role model. One of these things that I have learned and know that I know that I know, is that God gave the special role of motherhood only to women, and it is only for a short time. He also gave the leadership role to the man, and made it very clear that it was only his position. As part of the curse in the garden, women would long to rule over men. We have seen what this looks like in the past 30 years, and now should not be surprised that even the Christian world is duped into trying to support it from the Bible. But shame on you, Church of America, for letting these things sneak in amongst you, and not protecting your women.
Thoughts of our nation and God's judgement keep coming to mind this past week. Searching through Isaiah reveals what kinds of things God judges nations for, and it is very similar to where we are.Isaiah 3:8-9 &12...their words and deeds are against the Lord, defying his glorious presence. The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.vs 12-Youths oppress my people, women rule over them...Isaiah 5:12...but they have no regard for the deeds of the Lord, no respect for the work of his hands.Isaiah 13:18...they will have no mercy on infants, nor will they look with compassion on children.It goes on to list the many offenses of these nations and cities. Our nation was founded on Christian beliefs. We once were a God fearing, God obeying country. What happened? Can we really think that God will not bring His judgement upon us? Haven't we all ready been seeing the consequences of the many ungodly decisions that were made, both in our government and in the lackadaisical attitude and tolerance of alot of churches and professing Christians? If we are a Christian nation, why don't we reflect the Bible?
But Isaiah also brings hope, of a savior, of right being made through judgement. Hope and reassurance to those who are His, to continue in righteousness. God's word will stand and it will all be for His glory.Isaiah 23:9The Lord Almighty planned it, to bring low the pride of all glory and to humble all who are renowned on the earth.There is a movement by Christ followers to truly start knowing and living for Him, and it is wonderful to see. God does bless righteous behavior, but cannot overlook the sins of an unrepentant nation. Is Sarah Palin just another proof of the path our nation is intent on taking? Calling evil good, and good evil? Saying a women should willingly give up taking care of her husband and children, to devote her life to someone else's husband and the nations children, and saying it is all in God's name? I think, ladies, the enemy has truly deceived us into believing the roles we are granted, for the short time we have of raising our children, and serving our husbands, are not worthy. Let's prove him wrong.